To support the prototype building, Väimela Tech House local action-team of mentors has been running the machine park and providing materials, including a short walk to the forest to get a fresh piece of log crucially needed by one team. The knowledge and experience of the mentors from Estonian Academy of Arts, Art Academy of Latvia and Latvian Forest and Wood Products Research
Team UVote is innovating ballot elections. The challenge is to make voting booths modern, light, even enjoyable for the voters but also for all the ladies and gentelmen putting the election booths up each time needed. Modern democracy needs modern ways of election - even if with ballots. Yesterday we had 100 brilliant ideas and turned out that 98 of them were s**t. Today we know, that 99 of them are s**t. We wonder what tomorrow morning will bring.
Team: Gatis Zamurs (Wood industry practicioner/professional), Eveli Kuklane (Manager/Marketer), Girts Sukurs (Wood industry practicioner/professional), Evita Berzina (Designer), Gatis Veveris (Carpenter), Klavs Prieditis (Designer), Beatrise Dzerve (Designer/Architect).
2. Tree-house KIT
A miniature tree house construction game for children. Children can build it around a chosen tree in the forest or garden. It develops creative artistic and technical thinking in 3 dimensions.
Team: Ieva Kreituze (Designer/Architect), Ruta Austrina (Designer/Architect), Jurgis Feldmanis (Tisler/Carpenter/Joiner), Gustavs Skerstins (Designer/Architect).
3. Sun Lounger
There are few wooden sun loungers on the market. Our mission is to offer people wooden sun loungers that combine natural materials, design and quality.
Team: Kert Kõiv (Technologist), Siim Simmermann (Designer/Architect), Kuido Kasak (Carpenter).
A wooden version of the shopping cart that is also a children’s car, with drastically improved user experience. Happy child = happy parent!
Team: Lauri Semevsky (Team lead, Engineer), Epp Marta Tarvis (Carpenter), Christopher Nõmmann (Designer, Constructor), Kevin Laus (Designer).
Functional smart furniture made with French cleat wall concept that brings an wood workshop functionality to everyday household.
Team: Martin Kangur (Team lead, Woodworking, Electronics), Airon Roosalu (Designer/Architect), Margus Mänd (Technologist, Wood working specialist with 2 decades of experience), Ingus Draksis (Tisler/Carpenter), Benson Muite (Constructor).
Dynamic bed for kids that is affordable, green, easy to use, modular and compact. It is multifunctional as it can be used for sleeping by a small baby and for a playing house by older children.
Team: Igors Neborskis (Constructor), Edzus Runcs (Manager/Marketer), Kaspars Zviedrans (Tisler/Carpenter/Joiner), Galina Asmaita (Designer/Architect).
7. Dynamic Structures
A universal joint for wooden structure elements, that can connect 3 or 4 any kind of structure elements together in one point. It makes it easier to build wooden structures in any shapes.
Team: Rudis Rubenis (Designer), Zane Kalnina (Wood industry practicioner/professional), Ritvars Krastins (Designer/Architect), Gyuri Jakabfi (Engineer, Designer/Architect), Paul Salumaa (Metal worker), Antra Viluma (Manager/Marketer), Aleksis Pavalkovics (Wood industry practicioner/professional).
8. Multiplayer marble game
Design and build a new marble game for multiple players.
Team: Kristians Miezitis (Wood industry practicioner/professional), Davis Jansons - , Timo Toots (electronics), Anti Saar (Team lead), Kristaps Butaans (Tisler/Carpenter/Joiner).
9. Origami furniture
Lightweight and configurable open-source furniture for micro-apartments.
Team: Didzis Jaudzems (Designer/Architect), Inese Emma Klovina (Designer/Architect), Ülle Maiste (Wood industry practicioner/professional), Argo Männik (Wood industry practicioner/professional), Mihkel Urmet (Wood industry practicioner/professional), Martin Verrev (Technologist).
10. Black Hand Office
A special laptop and equipment case for designers that unfolds quickly and has spaces for designer tools to carry around and open easily. Keeps the tools clean from the dust in carpenter’s workshop. It will be made of a plywood frame and of birch with textile parts.
Team: Arturs Veveris (Designer/Architect), Harijs Balodis (Tisler/Carpenter/Joiner), Inga Zotova (Tisler/Carpenter), Ilze Gutmane (Constructor).
Reinvented wooden garbage container that is more appropriate for urban space with added value currently under testing.
Team: Helmi Marie Langsepp (Designer/Architect), Kristel Alliksaar (Designer/Architect), Egert Uibo (Constructor), Oskars Kreišmanis (Tisler/Carpenter/Joiner), Kaspars Lagsdinž (Manager/Marketer).
Wooden make-up mirror for girls with bright and dimmer lights with pockets for make-up tools. The idea is to make the current mirror more effective with a hidden closet for jewelerry inside the mirror, that opens with magnets.
Team: Maksims Jekimovs (Wood industry practicioner/professional), Kristine Duce (Designer/Architect), Talis Grinbergs (Manager/Marketer), Verner Mättas (Tisler/Carpenter/Joiner).
An easy to carry, foldable, light and affordable leisure boat which can be used for recreational purposes such as fishing and nature sightseeing.Webpage: www.viisk.eu
Team: Tiit Kolk (Team lead, Wood industry practicioner/professional), Martin Polikarpus (Wood industry praciticoner/professional), Rahul Puniani (Manager/Marketer), Kaarel Saar (Technologist), Matthew Mitt (Technologist), Remo Allikas (Technologist), Elza Dobičina (Designer/Architect), Kaisa Kalmet (Designer/Architect).
Handcrafted height adjustable standing desk. You turn the ship steering wheel and rope winches lift the table top.
Team: Toms Vitols (Designer/Architect), Voldemars Dzirkalis (Designer/Architect), Anna Jõgi (Engineer), Karl Käis (Wood industry practicioner/professional).
15. Hund Dog Station
Smart furniture for dogs, that houses the dog’s food, drinks, toys and accessories. It also serves as an ergonomical dinner table that is adjustable and comfy for dogs of different sizes. We help dog owners to get organized.
Team: Mait Kaup (Team lead), Veiko Ilves (Tisler/Carpenter/Joiner), Lauri Visnapuu (Tisler/Carpenter/Joiner), Keidy Säinas (Designer/Architect), Karin Oras (Marketer).
16. Log seat
Log benches made of the short pieces of logs that remain from log processing. The log seat can be adjustable for any body size to make it as comfortable as possible.
Team: Pauls Megnis (Tisler/Carpenter/Joiner), Ilva Preisa (Engineer), Inara Ketlere (Designer/Architect), Ilze Oša (Constructor), Martins Strods (Tisler/Carpenter/Joiner), Solvita Šaraka (Tisler/Carpenter/Joiner).
17. Bike Box
Wooden folding bike box for user daily urban needs!
Team: Viesturs Laurs (Manager/Marketer), Ilze Janpavle (Manager/Marketer), Sander Tint (Engineer), Tiina Pärtel (Manager/Marketer).